WNC Nonprofit Pathways
Formed in 2006, WNC Nonprofit Pathways is a funders’ collaborative that works to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations so they can better achieve their missions. It also hosts the Duke Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management. Pathways is built upon the belief that strong organizations make strong communities. Since 2011, Pathways has helped to strengthen more than 550 Western North Carolina organizations through assessments, on-site trainings, in-depth consulting and workshops.
In addition to CFWNC, Pathways funders include the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County, The Duke Endowment, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, and Duke Energy Foundation.
For detailed information, visit the Pathways website.
Nonprofit Endowments and Funds
CFWNC helps more than 130 regional nonprofits by offering them expertise in administration and management of their investments. Working with the Foundation enables nonprofits to access institutional-caliber strategies in a cost-effective manner and complements their development efforts with our full range of offerings such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. Nonprofits gain access to layers of supervision, diversity of investments, benchmarks and standards that an independent portfolio might not command on its own.
Our role as philanthropic advisor is one with dual benefit to donors and nonprofits. Fundholders work in partnership with the Foundation to support effective organizations and have access to emerging programs and projects in the areas they care most about. Through these relationships, distributions from donor advised funds can supplement CFWNC's discretionary grantmaking. Because we have unique opportunities to leverage common interests and pool resources, these grants can have a meaningful impact.
Review a list of funding sources that have recently supported nonprofit organizations in WNC.
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